The Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall is an initiative dedicated to bringing Yale University courses and programming to people incarcerated in correctional facilities in Connecticut.   
The Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall seeks to expand upon existing Yale programming in correctional facilities by offering Yale courses to incarcerated students in Connecticut. The books and supplies needed for the program cost only $165 per student. The percentage of YPEI partner program Bard Prison Initiative students who return to prison after release is only 4%. 
The Yale Prison Education Initiative is led by Zelda Roland and James Jeter. Zelda Roland is a Yale grad who conceived of and created YPEI after working with students enrolled at Wesleyan's Center for Prison Education at Cheshire Correctional Institution. Jeter is an alum of the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education at Cheshire Correctional Institution, where he spent nearly 20 years incarcerated.